Abortion Time Limits

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:25 am on 19th July 2005.

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Photo of Evan Harris Evan Harris Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon 11:25 am, 19th July 2005

The hon. Gentleman will be aware that the BMA voted against a specific proposal to reduce the limit from 24 weeks to 22 weeks. I believe that we should review the scientific evidence before making that decision, so I would have voted against an immediate decision to reduce the limit. It is not logical to argue for a review so that a decision can be made on the evidence, and then to pre-empt that by picking a date.